“𝓦𝓱𝓪𝓽 𝓲𝓯 𝔂𝓸𝓾𝓻 𝓮𝔂𝓮 𝓬𝓸𝓵𝓸𝓻 𝓭𝓮𝓽𝓮𝓻𝓶𝓲𝓷𝓮𝓭 𝔂𝓸𝓾𝓻 𝓪𝓫𝓲𝓵𝓲𝓽𝓲𝓮𝓼?”
𝓞𝓯 𝓡𝓲𝓸𝓽𝓮𝓻𝓼 & 𝓡𝓸𝔂𝓪𝓵𝓼
𝐸𝓂𝓇𝓎 𝒾𝓈 𝒶 𝑅𝑜𝓎𝒶𝓁 – 𝒶 𝓅𝓇𝒾𝓃𝒸𝑒𝓈𝓈 𝑜𝒻 𝐸𝓃𝓁𝑒𝓃𝓃𝒹. 𝒜𝓈 𝒾𝓈 𝓉𝓇𝒶𝒹𝒾𝓉𝒾𝑜𝓃, 𝓈𝒽𝑒 𝓂𝓊𝓈𝓉 𝒽𝒶𝓋𝑒 𝒶 𝓀𝓃𝒾𝑔𝒽𝓉 𝒶𝓉 𝒽𝑒𝓇 𝓈𝒾𝒹𝑒 𝒶𝓈 𝒽𝑒𝓇 𝓅𝓇𝑜𝓉𝑒𝒸𝓉𝑜𝓇. 𝒯𝒽𝑒 𝑜𝓃𝓁𝓎 𝓌𝒶𝓎 𝓉𝑜 𝒶𝓅𝓅𝑜𝒾𝓃𝓉 𝑜𝓃𝑒 𝒾𝓈 𝓉𝒽𝓇𝑜𝓊𝑔𝒽 𝒯𝒽𝑒 𝒯𝓇𝒾𝒶𝓁𝓈. 𝐻𝑒𝓇 𝒞𝒽𝒶𝓁𝓁𝑒𝓃𝑔𝑒𝓇𝓈 𝒻𝓇𝑜𝓂 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒻𝒾𝓋𝑒 𝓇𝑒𝑔𝒾𝑜𝓃𝓈 𝑜𝒻 𝐸𝓃𝓁𝑒𝓃𝓃𝒹 𝓂𝓊𝓈𝓉 𝒸𝑜𝓂𝓅𝑒𝓉𝑒 𝒻𝑜𝓇 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒾𝓃𝒻𝒶𝓂𝑜𝓊𝓈 𝓉𝒾𝓉𝓁𝑒 𝑜𝒻 𝒫𝓇𝒾𝓃𝒸𝑒𝓈𝓈’𝓈 𝒦𝓃𝒾𝑔𝒽𝓉. 𝒯𝒽𝑒 𝓅𝓇𝑜𝒷𝓁𝑒𝓂, 𝓉𝒽𝑜𝓊𝑔𝒽, 𝒾𝓈 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓅𝑒𝑜𝓅𝓁𝑒 𝑜𝒻 𝐸𝓃𝓁𝑒𝓃𝓃𝒹 𝒶𝓇𝑒 𝓈𝓅𝓁𝒾𝓉 𝒾𝓃𝓉𝑜 𝓉𝓌𝑜 𝒻𝒶𝒸𝓉𝒾𝑜𝓃𝓈: 𝑅𝒾𝑜𝓉𝑒𝓇𝓈 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝑅𝑜𝓎𝒶𝓁𝓈. 𝐹𝒾𝓃𝒹𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓅𝑒𝓇𝒻𝑒𝒸𝓉 𝓀𝓃𝒾𝑔𝒽𝓉 𝓂𝒶𝓎 𝒷𝑒 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓁𝒶𝓈𝓉 𝑜𝒻 𝒽𝑒𝓇 𝓌𝑜𝓇𝓇𝒾𝑒𝓈. 𝒲𝒶𝓇 𝒾𝓈 𝒸𝑜𝓂𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓉𝑜 𝐸𝓃𝓁𝑒𝓃𝓃𝒹.
𝒟𝑒𝒸𝓁𝒶𝓃 𝒾𝓈 𝒶 𝑅𝒾𝑜𝓉𝑒𝓇. 𝒜𝓃 𝓊𝓅𝓇𝒾𝓈𝑒𝓇. 𝒜𝓃 𝒶𝓃𝒶𝓇𝒸𝒽𝒾𝓈𝓉. 𝐻𝑒 𝓂𝒾𝓈𝓉𝓇𝓊𝓈𝓉𝓈 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒥𝑒𝓌𝑒𝓁𝓈 – 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓈𝑜𝓋𝑒𝓇𝑒𝒾𝑔𝓃 𝒻𝒶𝓂𝒾𝓁𝓎 𝑜𝒻 𝐸𝓃𝓁𝑒𝓃𝓃𝒹. 𝒴𝑒𝓉, 𝒽𝑒 𝒾𝓈 𝑜𝒻𝒻𝑒𝓇𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝒽𝒾𝓂𝓈𝑒𝓁𝒻 𝓊𝓅 𝒶𝓈 𝒶 𝒞𝒽𝒶𝓁𝓁𝑒𝓃𝑔𝑒𝓇 𝒾𝓃 𝒯𝒽𝑒 𝒯𝓇𝒾𝒶𝓁𝓈. 𝒯𝒽𝑒 𝑀𝒾𝓈𝓉𝓇𝑒𝓈𝓈, 𝓁𝑒𝒶𝒹𝑒𝓇 𝑜𝒻 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝑅𝒾𝑜𝓉𝑒𝓇𝓈, 𝒽𝒶𝓈 𝒶 𝓂𝒾𝓈𝓈𝒾𝑜𝓃 𝒻𝑜𝓇 𝒽𝒾𝓂. 𝒯𝒽𝑒 𝒻𝒾𝓇𝓈𝓉 𝓈𝓉𝑒𝓅 𝒾𝓈 𝒻𝑜𝓇 𝒽𝒾𝓂 𝓉𝑜 𝒷𝑒𝒸𝑜𝓂𝑒 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒫𝓇𝒾𝓃𝒸𝑒𝓈𝓈’𝓈 𝒦𝓃𝒾𝑔𝒽𝓉. 𝐻𝑒 𝒾𝓈 𝓇𝑒𝒶𝒹𝓎 𝒻𝑜𝓇 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓉𝒶𝓈𝓀, 𝓊𝓃𝓉𝒾𝓁 𝒽𝑒 𝒶𝒸𝓉𝓊𝒶𝓁𝓁𝓎 𝓂𝑒𝑒𝓉𝓈 𝐸𝓂𝓇𝓎 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝒹𝒾𝓈𝒸𝑜𝓋𝑒𝓇𝓈 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝒷𝑒𝓉𝓇𝒶𝓎𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝒽𝑒𝓇 𝓌𝑜𝓊𝓁𝒹 𝒷𝑒 𝓂𝓊𝒸𝒽 𝓂𝑜𝓇𝑒 𝒹𝒾𝒻𝒻𝒾𝒸𝓊𝓁𝓉 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓃 𝒽𝑒’𝒹 𝓉𝒽𝑜𝓊𝑔𝒽𝓉.
*** Synopsis copied from amazon. ca
Genre: Young Adult | Fiction | Fantasy| Powers/Magic | Romance
4 out of 5 stars!
A great young adult fantasy with a unique concept.
Now a days it’s truly difficult for authors especially when writing in a heavily popular genre and reading age. Finding something unique to the story, something to keep the reader engaged and wanting to read on. Almost every story has been written; so what can an author do to set it aside from other fantasy reads, to make sure it’s not just a clone of the book it sits next to on the shelf. M.L. Greye found a way with Of Rioters & Royals.
At first I thought “Hm… eye color determines your abilities?….So blue is this and brown is that…?” Man was I wrong. M.L. went into a bit more detail than just one color. Even the flecks of different colors in your eyes can choose a mix of abilities .. all depending on how many colors you have blended into those eyes of yours. This concept pulled me right in! I couldn’t help but want to know the characters and what abilities they may have been blessed with.
The story started off with destruction; the world felt a lot like what we are dealing with in today’s life. Sickness, disease, isolation, rationing, desperation and more. The only tiny, slight problem I had with this read was the story started out with chaos and than slowed right down until we got closer to the ending where it started to pick up again.
Now I understand world building is crucial for an author! Introducing their readers to this world they have created (especially when its a series, not a stand alone) the first book or two is the authors chance to set the world up, introduce the characters and this can tend to slow the pace of the read down. This being said, it didn’t take away from the read or make it bad in any way. I just wanted a bit more buzz.
Emory and Declan are fantastic characters! I love how Declan is out to betray Emory but finds out that it may not be as easy as he planned and Emory may have an idea of exactly what is going on. Their connection in the story is something to cherish. As the story goes they become closer, more connected and in ways that they could never have expected. Of Rioters & Royals is pretty romance heavy and rightfully so. If romance is not your thing, you may not enjoy this read. Although I say it’s still worth giving it a go since there is so much more to the story and you may just devour it.
Thank you so very much to M.L. Greye for sending me an e-copy to read and review. I look forward to seeing where their story goes from here in book two.
Publisher: Independently published
Release Date: January 17, 2019
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